Sesame Street Day was first established in 2009 to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the show’s original broadcast. While initiated in New York City, it should come as no great surprise that this occasion is now recognised by tens of thousands of individuals from all over the planet. In fact, the number of followers for this particular day continues to grow each year.

Beginning in 1969 in the United States, Sesame Street is a creation of the Children’s Television Workshop (CTW), which is broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It’s an educational series that combines live actors with animation as well as special puppets by Jim Henson, known as “Muppets”.

Many of the recurring characters have remained with the show for many years, particularly Kermit the Frog, friends Ernie and Bert, Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Elmo came into the scene in the mid-80s and many more characters have joined since then as well.

In the more than 50 years since its inception, Sesame Street has gained quite the following with The first international version of the show didn’t take long to come about, which was in Brazil in 1972, just three years after the original show aired. It is broadcast in more than 140 countries in at least 70 languages, and has over 30 different international versions that are adapted to local cultures and issues. And all of it is with the intention of creating healthy, happy, well-rounded kids who are engaged in learning and life.

Okay, for those of you who don’t know sesame street, do you at least remember Takalani?